An Easy, But Impressive Kumquat + Baby Kale Salad You Should Try

Originally published in The Chalkboard Magazine

This gorgeous vegan kale salad features seasonal citrus in the most delicious way! Not only is it filled with blood oranges and kumquats, it’s dressed in an addictive spicy blood orange vinaigrette that you’re going to love! The nutrient-rich salad also has hemp seeds, avocado, pomegranate seeds and red onion — the combination of flavors and textures will have you swooning! 

serves two


For the baby kale salad:
4 cups baby kale
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup blood oranges, sliced with rinds removed
1/2 cup kumquats, thinly sliced
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 an avocado, chopped
1/4 red onion, sliced
spicy blood-orange vinaigrette (see below)

For the spicy blood-orange vinaigrette:
2 Tbsp Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup blood-orange juice
2 Tbsp unrefined expeller-pressed toasted sesame oil
3 tsp coconut nectar
1 tsp coconut aminos
1/2 of one jalapeño
juice of 2 Meyer lemons
Himalayan pink salt and ground, black pepper to taste

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